Monday, October 09, 2006

The Wiki Synergy Project

At the moment, I'm trying to think about key strategic ways to advance the aims of Appropedia, i.e. promoting sustainable development and providing and developing ways to beat poverty. The ultimate aim is not to promote Appropedia, but rather the good things that Appropedia stands for.

One of my concerns is that there's a lot of small groups working on these issues, and they could really benefit by sharing information more effectively. For example, instead of having multiple wikis about sustainability issues, why not focus our effort on just the active one(s)? And let's avoid duplicating our efforts - there's no point in two groups developing the same resource in two different places.

See The Wiki Synergy Project (at WikiIndex) for more info, especially the section on Sustainability, environment, & international development wikis. If you follow the links, you'll see the various wikis on these topics - some of which are active, many of which are not.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Curt said...

Well said, Chris! I'd also like to mention that several of us at Appropedia (including the two of us and Appropedia founder, Lonny) have discussed ways to support the aims, and that includes merging Appropedia into other wikis, potentially with other names. Point is, this is about making a difference, not about egos, and everyone involved is signed up for that.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Singkong2005 said...

Absolutely. One of the main things that led me to choose to contribute at Appropedia was Lonny's attitude - openness to new ideas, and commitment to the goals rather than to ego. And we seem to be attracting other contributors (like yourself, Curt) with the same healthy attitude.

8:15 PM  

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